Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio have issued a statement regarding the final passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, saying that the sweeping COVID stimulus package will bring much-needed relief to Guam.
The statement reads:
“The American Rescue Plan meets the historic challenge our nation faces as we recover from the devastation of COVID-19. President Biden’s plan puts the needs of the people above all else—giving much-needed relief to our frontliners and working people, accelerating our vaccine distribution program, and helping us to keep our schools open,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Since the announcement of the American Rescue Plan, our Administration has advocated for Guam’s inclusion in all programs as well as the ultimate passage of this bill. It’s been a difficult year for us all, but to the People of Guam, help is on the way. We expect President Biden to sign the measure later this week.”
“The Biden-Harris Administration, along with our allies in Congress, have heeded the call of millions of people across the country and passed one of the most impactful pieces of legislation in decades. The American Rescue Plan will not only provide direct relief to our people and help jumpstart our economic recovery but will save millions of lives,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “Governor Leon Guerrero and I will work with Delegate San Nicolas, our federal partners, and government agencies to ensure an efficient rollout of the American Rescue Plan.”
Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas also issued the following statement: “We are just so grateful to be able to deliver this for the people of Guam.”